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2022 GLCC Rendezvous: Mackinaw City, Mich. (H-76.5) 

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After 2 years without a Rendezvous – the GLCC Rendezvous is back on schedule!

Click here to register online ▪ Click here to view printable registration form
Please register by 4/15/22 ▪ No refunds after 6/17/22

We are so looking forward to SEEING everyone at the 2022 Great Lakes Cruising Club Annual Rendezvous! We’ve strategically chosen Mackinaw City, Mich. (H-76.5) at the Straits State Harbor adjacent to the “Big Mac” bridge for this year’s rendezvous. Mackinaw City provides a central location to enable more members to attend, meet and then explore the North Channel or other ports of call together as desired.

Your Rendezvous Chairs are coordinating several unique and interesting speaker/activities. Be sure to check here for updates to the Activities Schedule below!

After two years of missing each other’s company, so many members have expressed interest in attending the 2022 GLCC Rendezvous, your Rendezvous Chairs wanted to recognize this pent-up interest and the GLCC Corinthian spirit by presenting Specialty Awards for the 2022 Rendezvous, including (but not limited to):
     ▪  Largest organized Flotilla 
     ▪  Flotilla traveling furthest together
     ▪  Longest Distance traveled for First-timer (separate Sail and Power awards)

So, start coordinating and planning now with your fellow GLCC members and guests for the Mackinaw City 2022 Rendezvous. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tentative Activities Schedule (time/date subject to change & weather)

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022 – ARRIVAL DAY
All Day          Dress Ship
1000-1600    Registration/Ships Store (Dock)
1200-1300    Lunch On Your Own
1700 ---------  VHF Announcements (Ch 78A)
1730 ---------  Meet & Greet/Happy Hour: Bring Appetizer, Own Service and Beverage (Tent) 
1900 ---------  Dinner on your Own

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2022 – DAY 2
All Day           Dress Ship (Drone photo taken at noon)
0800 ---------  Morning Colors and Cannon
0805 ---------  VHF Announcements (Ch 78A)
0815-1100    Board of Director’s Meeting 
0815-0930    Continental Breakfast (Tent)
0900-1200    Registration/Ships Store (Dock)
1000-1100    Book Club (Tent)
1115-1230    Port Captains Meeting (Tent)
1230 --------- Lunch on Your Own
1330 --------- Gadget Hour (Tent)
1430 --------- Award Presentations: Bayfield, Commodore’s and Rendezvous Specialty Awards
1515 --------- Fleet Review 
1600 --------- First-Timers Pictures (Dock)
1700 --------- VHF Announcements (Ch 78A)
1730-1900   Commodore’s Reception 
1900 --------- Dinner On Your Own

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2022 – DAY 3
0800 --------- Morning Colors and Cannon
0805 --------- VHF Announcements (Ch 78A)
0815-0930    Hot Breakfast 
1000-1100    Bilge Auction 
1100-1230    Speakers/Presentations: The Amazing and Surprising History of The Grand Hotel &
                     History of The Mackinaw Bridge
1300 --------- Lunch on Your Own    
1400-1600    Speakers/Activities (TBD)
1600-1700    Volleyball Game (adjacent city park) 
1800 --------- Dinner on Your Own
2030 --------- Shepler’s Ferry Departs for narrated sunset evening cruise of Mackinac Island
                     and Mackinac Bridge (Cash Bar) 
2200 --------- Shepler’s Ferry returns

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2022 – DAY 4
0800 --------- Morning Colors and Cannon
0805 --------- VHF Announcements (Ch 78A)
0815-0930    Continental Breakfast (Tent)
1000 --------- Surprise Presentation
1200 --------- Lunch On Your Own
1330 --------- Shuttle Bus to Colonial Michilimackinac boarding (buses run continuously)
1645 --------- Last Shuttle Bus returns from Colonial Michilimackinac
1745 --------- Board Shuttle to Commodore’s Dinner at Mackinaw City Conference Center 
                     (Dock  - buses run continuously)
1800-1900    Social Hour (Cash Bar)
1900-2100    Commodore’s Dinner & Awards 
2100 --------- Shuttles return to marina

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2022 – DAY 5
0730-09:00    Continental Breakfast (Dock)
0800 --------- VHF Announcements (Ch 78A)
0805 --------- Blessing of the Fleet    
0930-1200    Official Departure for those departing (Traditional “Great Lakes Salute” is
                      one long, two short)
All Day          Optional Mackinac Island Extension (discounted ferry tickets included in
                      registration package; additional dockage reservation needed)

REGISTRATION FEE for GLCC member(s) & guests: $295 USD/person. The registration fee is an all-inclusive fee and includes: 1) Three Continental Breakfasts, 2) One hot breakfast, 3) Commodore’s Reception (cash bar), 4) Narrated evening cruise of Mac Island and Mac Bridge (cash bar), 5) Colonial Michilimackinac visit with shuttle transportation, 6) Commodore’s Dinner (Cash Bar), and 7) Speakers and Presentations. Registration also includes dashboard plaques, lanyards, door prizes, Rendezvous memorabilia, discounted ferry tickets to Mackinac Island for optional Macinac Island Extension and priceless memories!

DOCKAGE: We have exclusively secured the Straits State Harbor Marina for dockage for GLCC attendees until April 15th, after which dockage is open to the general public. To reserve dockage thru the DNR website now for the July 10-14th Rendezvous dates, you will need a special code which will be provided after your GLCC Rendezvous registration payment has been processed.

HOTEL: The Chamber of Commerce has obtained specially negotiated group rates for our group at a number of Mackinaw City hotels that not available to the general public. You can access the group rates here. The website allows you to view available rates at various hotels and a map showing you the location of the hotels to choose from. Note that the rates can fluctuate and sell out at any time, so we recommend you book your hotel reservation as soon as possible.

RV PARKING: Available at nearby Mackinaw Mill Creek. Reservations can be made here. No RV overnight parking is permitted at the Straits State Harbor Marina.

Click here to register online ▪ Click here to view printable registration form
Please register by 4/15/22 ▪ No refunds after 6/17/22

2022 GLCC Rendezvous Chairs
Craig Shantz 231-357-6673 / seasthedaycj@gmail.com 
Dee McClure 443-562-9488 / waterbeachsail@gmail.com